Amandla Stenberg Gets Woke in ‘The Hate U Give’ First Trailer (Video)

Movie hits theaters opens October 19

Amandla Stenberg gets woke in the first trailer for director George Tillman Jr.’s Black Lives Matter-themed drama “The Hate U Give.”

Stenberg stars as Starr Carter, a young woman who is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends.

The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a white police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

Audrey Wells adapted the critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller by Angie Thomas. The film also stars Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, K.J. Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.

Robert Teitel, George Tillman, Jr., Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey produced.

Watch the trailer above.